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Old 08-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by kitchenelf
LOL on your signature - When visiting Utah during skiing season it was said - Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may be in Utah - that was a long time ago - the alcohol laws were very strange. You had to show proof of eating at the restaurant before you could sit at the bar and order a drink - and other things similar to that - very strange - I'm sure things are different now.
Actually . . .

Dauphine du Libre is a classic European bicycle race. I'm a guy, but the name Daphne du Libre was too good a tag to pass up. She may end up a character in a novel.

But surfing -- I just bought a board, a week ago. I live at the beach, bought a house 2 yrs ago about 8 miles inland from the Pacific and the mouth of the Columbia River. I've wanted to surf since I was about 14 (1964). Now I do.

I'm retired and life is an endless week-end bash. No kids, no spouse, just eat, drink, be merry . . . and surf. I like to cook at the beach. It often turns into a communal pot-luck beach feast.

Germanic and Dutch foods -- I'm a sucker for "Braut and Kraut" dill pickle relish, chopped onion, and Gray Poupon on a Kaiser roll.

I met a woman in Amsterdam online. She cooks up a traditional Dutch storm. She's always chatting and has a pot of potatoes, onions, peas, ham hocks on. The funny part is -- since it's legal -- she grows pot in her herbarium, off the kitchen. She's always commenting, "I put a bit in the soup, and the rest I smoked. *G* "

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Old 08-07-2005, 03:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BubbaGourmet
KE and IC...long time no see! I know it's my own fault but have been through many upheavals in the last year and have barely had time to draw a deep breath. Time is still dear, but at 4:30 in the morning, one may find time to do those things that you enjoy but have had to set on the back burner. Got a beautiful pork shoulder on the grill this morning and the fire needn't be fed for a while so I thought i would pop in for a spell.
Daphne I was born and raised in North carolina by Italian and French parents. My own cooking would be called "fusion" by many but I have to admit I think that term is a cop-out...all good cooks fuse the styles they are most comfortable with into their own personal style. I use a lot of classic Southern ingredients and incorporate techniques and ingredients from such diverse cultures as Italian, French, Polish, German, Carribean ( I am never sure how to spell that) Mediterranean (That either), Indian, Thai, Japanese and Chinese. Since I live on the coast a lot of "low-country" gets thrown into the mix.
Bubba, nice to see you around. Hopefully your schedule will allow you more down time.

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Old 08-07-2005, 05:15 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Daphne duLibre
Actually . . .

The funny part is -- since it's legal -- she grows pot in her herbarium, off the kitchen. She's always commenting, "I put a bit in the soup, and the rest I smoked. *G* "
Pot a Soup?
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:06 PM   #14
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Mediteranian to Scandinavian, plus some regional American are my normal repertory. Have done some Asian from time to time.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:18 AM   #15
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"soupe au pot"....

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